Diogène (1069) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 I don’t know if I can be fair with this one, since it is a sentimental choice, this is the beer that introduced me to the wonderfull world of beers! I am now down to the last half of my caisse of 24.
Served at 10 degrees C. Poured a beautyfull dark ruby colour with a tiny beige head. There is a lot of effervescence. The aroma is viny, with oak, berries, balsamic vinegar and maybe a little nutty. The taste is sweet and sour, with definite notes of oak, berries and malt. There is a long finish of oak, tart, berries and roasted malt. It is really vinous, with medium to full body and a creamy texture. This is a great aperitive, and for those who haven’t try the style, it is miles away from ordinary!
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by date of 08-06-06
Pours a very dark burgundy color with a thick two finger head that settles to a solid ring that leaves behind nice webs of lacing.
Smell; very vinous and slightly sour. There’s planty of fruit present (cherries, apples and raisins) as well as a bit yeasty. I really like that way this smells. The sourness isn’t quite as pronounced as I had expected, and blends well with the fruit aromas.
Taste; a slightly surgary sweetness hits at first, followed by cherries, apples raisins/plums intertwined with a tart sourness. There’s a bit of a dry oak flavor, as well as a touch of cinnamon in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation that makes this somewhat creamy.
This is my first beer of this style, and I’m pleasantly surprised. I didn’t expect to like this nearly as much as I have.
GRM (3372) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 Bottle, 330 ml; expiry date: 19-08-08; eye: head of a cream colour, lot of effervescence (you can actually hear it almost like after you have poored milk over Rice Cripies), burgundy in colour; nose: reminder of a malt vinegar, caramel, sourness; mouth: yeast, fruit, relatively thin in the mouth, sourness, vinous texture, long sweet finale
lethe (177) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burgundy pour with foamy, frothy white head. Nose is upfront and tart with sour, dark fruit and a carbonated effervescence. Palate is medium-bodied and appetizing. Flavor is starts very sour with cherry and licorice, then mellows with some oak, and smooths nicely into malt deliverence. Damn fine and well representative of the style.
Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bier Tempel in Bruxelles. Ruby red colour. Robust sourish aroma. Well balanced and good sour body. Sweetness all through and in the finish.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (0,25l). Deep red colour. Sourish aroma. Sweet, fruity taste overall.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red in the glass. Fruity in the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Sour fruity taste with a dry finish. Kinda boring but not at all bad.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, Pours a beautifule dark ruby brown. Head was bubly and frothy with off white appearance. Nice Lacing and the head seemed to last a decent amount of time . Aroma has oak, cherries, Flavor has notes of cherries, apple and pear. Very nice sour mouthfeel not to dry like some sours The carbonation gives it a slight pepper like finish. I have tried on draft before and it has a little more soureness to it.
Nejhleader (1374) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma was a bit of vinegar. colour was a nice reddish look. Taste was pretty tart, and dry, i wasn’t the biggest fan of this.
Quevillon (2703) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Purchased at the SAQ in Laval, I do not remember, in January 2010, 330 ml bottle. Aroma of fruity sweet vinegar, a little malty. Taste a bit of tart fruits and dry, with an aftertaste of caramel. It’s pretty good, nothing really special!